Deputy First Minister for Wales

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Deputy First Minister for Wales
Dirprwy Brif Weinidog Cymru
office not in use

since 13 May 2011
AppointerElizabeth II
Inaugural holderMike German
Formation16 October 2000
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The Deputy First Minister for Wales (Welsh: Dirprwy Brif Weinidog Cymru) is the deputy leader of the Welsh Government, the devolved administration for Wales. The post was created in October 2000 when Mike German of the Welsh Liberal Democrats was appointed Deputy First Minister as part of a coalition government with Welsh Labour. Since the office was created, the holder has been the party leader of the junior partner in coalition with Welsh Labour.

The last holder was Ieuan Wyn Jones of Plaid Cymru who was also the Minister for the Economy and Transport. Ieuan Wyn Jones served in the office as part of the One Wales agreement between Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour.

List of Deputy First Ministers[edit]

Name Picture In office Political party Government Other office held
Michael German Michael German.jpg 16 October 2000 – 8 May 2003
Acting: Jenny Randerson 6 July 2001 – 13 June 2002
Liberal Democrats Labour – Liberal Democrat Coalition Minister for Economic Development
Office not in use 8 May 2003 – 11 July 2007
Ieuan Wyn Jones Ieuan Wyn Jones 2011.jpg 11 July 2007 – 13 May 2011 Plaid Cymru Labour – Plaid Cymru Coalition Minister for the Economy and Transport
Office not in use 13 May 2011 – present

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